On May 27th 2020, our team were supposed to be over in Odense, Denmark relaxing, learning and enjoying the annual Umbraco CMS developer festival, Codegarden. Sadly, due to the ongoing global pandemic, ours along with everyone else's plans were changed for much of 2020, this included Codegarden being cancelled.
However, Umbraco HQ was still determined to award the best developers, solutions and packages via live presentations on YouTube. So, instead of flying over to Denmark, we would instead watch on from our armchairs and home offices — or, like our co-founder, Paul did, behind the handlebars of his exercise bike... :-)
In 2019, we were delighted to see uSkinned themes for Umbraco 7 be awarded a nomination for the category 'Best Editing Experience' and we were hopeful that our Umbraco 8 themes would achieve a similar outcome this year too!
And so, at around 35 minutes (or 17km for Paul) into the awards show the category we were eagerly awaiting was ready to be announced. Introduced by Anders from Umbraco HQ, he revealed there were over 700 solutions submitted from around the world — the most submissions of any other year in the award's history. Would uSkinned themes for Umbraco 8 make the cut?
YES! Woohoo! We are very, VERY happy to announce that we were once again announced as a top 3 nominee in the category 'Best Editing Experience' at the Umbraco Awards 2020.
Let's hope next we can all attend Codegarden in person and make it 3 years in a row for uSkinned!